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Events to Plan for in the Lower Mainland: 2017 Edition

Want be in the know for Vancouver's amazing events this year? We find the best way for you to know about a client or project is to meet them in person, and the best way to do that is told an event, so everyone is hosting something. 


We have gathered all of the events in Vancouver and surrounding areas that we are aware of for 2017 thus far. The calendar is for planning purposes and will definitely change - so check back often!

January 20 - February 5: Dine Out Vancouver Festival

January 29: The 44th Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade

February 11: Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction

February 11- 19: Vancouver International Wine Festival

February 16 - 26: Talking Stick Festival

February 16 - March 13: Chutzpah! Festival

February 17: Winefest Edmonton Private Industry & Trade Tasting Session

February 22 - 25: BC Home + Garden Show

February 24: Winefest Calgary Private Industry & Trade Tasting Session

February 24 - 26: Winemakers Cup

March 2: Brunello di Montalcino

March 3 - 5: Festival du Bois

March 6: Chef's Table Society Curry Cup

March 7: BC Wine Institute Member Meeting & Dinner

March 7: BCWI Spring Town Hall Meeting

March 9: Flourish - VCC Foundation Gala

March 15: East Side Beer Fest

March 19 - 21: ProWein (Dusseldorf, Germany)

March 20: Victoria IVSA New Product Salon

March 21: Vancouver IVSA New Product Salon

March 20 - 21: Grocery and Specialty Food West

March 30 - April 23: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

April 1 - 28: Capture Photography Festival

April 4: Canada Media Marketplace: Closing Ceremony Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday at the Grand Hyatt NYC

April 5: James Beard House Media and Trade Lunch and Consumer Dinner

April 6: BC VQA Wine Trade and Media Tasting at Terroir Tribeca Wine Bar

April 5: Okanagan Falls Winery Association Spring Tasting

April 8: BC Distilled

April 9: Barn Burner BBQ

April 11: Colour Your Palate

April 19: Meet & Greet with Distributors/ Importers, Media, Trade and Wineries Canadian Consulate Seattle

April 23 - 25: Harrison Uncorked Wine Fest

April 23: Sun Run

April 24-25: California Wine Fair

April 28: Wine for Waves

May 1: Rosé Revival at Bridge's Restaurant

May 4 - 14: DOXA Documentary Film Festival

May 10: BC VQA Spring Release Tasting & ChefmeetsBCGrape Calgary

May 16: In-Market Events (London, UK)

May 18: Dish 'n Dazzle for the BC Hospitality Foundation

May 23: Bloom BC VQA Spring Release Tastings & ChefmeetsBCGrape Victoria

May 25: Bloom BC VQA Spring Release Tastings & ChefmeetsBCGrape Vancouver

May 25 - 28: ART! Vancouver

June 3 - 4: Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival

June 5: Wines of Portugal Grand Tasting

June 8: BC Wine and Seafood Collaborative Multi Chef Dinner

June 15: Night at the Aquarium

June 19: Wine Australia 2017 Roadshow

June 23 - July 2: Vancouver International Jazz Festival

July: Deighton Cup

July 6: Champagne and Caviar at the Vancouver Rowing Club

August 12: SeaWheeze Half Marathon

August: Diner en Blanc

October 5: Port and Chocolate at the Vancouver Rowing Club

October 14 - 15: Art of the Cocktail

September 23-24: Victoria International Wine Festival

November 6 - 11: EAT! Vancouver

November 7: Sensory Wine Tasting at Okanagan College

November 10: Deadline to submit to the Canadian Free Trade Agreement's Alcoholic Beverages Stakeholder engagement survey

November 23: Deadline to feature your orange wine in the Winter 2018 of Nuvo Magazine

November 28: The Perfect Holiday Pairing at Okanagan College

December 7: 2017 Winemakers and Viticulturists' Forum



January 8: Wine 31: Understanding Food and Wine Pairing (Kelowna Campus)

January 19 - February 4: Dine Out Vancouver and

February 20: Sparkling Wines of BC at Okanagan College

February 24: Grapevine Pruning Workshop at Okanagan College

March 5: Introduction to BC Wine at Okanagan College

April 12: History of BC Wine at Okanagan College

April 20-21: Harrison Uncorked